Israeli regime hosting war criminals from Ethiopia’s Tigray region
The Israeli regime evacuated rebels implicated in war crimes in the Tigray region
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According to reports, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed angrily complained in a phone call to Israeli Regime’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that Ethiopians airlifted to Tel Aviv in recent months during the escalating war in the African country have included officers involved in war crimes.
Sources involved in the matter say that at least four officers – among the more than 2,000 people brought to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Israel) in the past year – are suspected of taking part in the rebel massacres in the Tigray region.
A recent report by Amnesty International says that Tigrayan rebels raped, robbed and beat women during an attack on a town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. “The testimonies we heard from survivors describe despicable acts by TPLF fighters that amount to war crimes, and potentially crimes against humanity,” Amnesty’s Secretary-General Agnes Callamard said. “They defy morality or any iota of humanity.”
Nearly 150,000 Ethiopian Jews now live in Israel, many of whom arrived in a secret immigration operation that took place in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
According to DEBKAfile, an Israeli news website with close ties to spy agencies in Tel Aviv, wrote, “Of late PM Ahmed cooled the relationship when Israel refused to sell his government kamikaze drones for halting the rebels’ advance – despite being his army’s main supplier of weaponry.”
Even worse, Israel has forged ties with Ahmed’s rivals while working with him. “Israel and the Tigrayans have engaged in contacts in the past,” the Israeli website wrote.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to topple the TPLF, then the regional ruling party, a move he said came in response to TPLF attacks on federal army camps.
Credible sources indicate that TPLF is receiving intelligence support from a foreign country on the movement of the Ethiopian army including satellite imageries.
Last week, tens of thousands of Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa on Sunday to condemn the United States and express support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government as the country’s military confronts rebels threatening to march on the city.
Irate demonstrators denounced the United States government, which is accused of backing TPLF rebels in their year-long war that has killed thousands of people.
One of the banners carried by the demonstrators urged the US, to “stop sucking our blood”.